Grant Writing

26 03 2009

I’m starting to explore grants as a funding option.

My labmate Stuart has won several grants, so I asked him where I might start my search. Stuart says:


SBIR is probably the most accessible program. this site indexes the different agencies.

your stuff will have to fit into one of the topics of a solicitation though. this isnt the kind of thing you can do as an individual either. your company has to be registered with d&b and on the gov’t contractor database at

I’ve won 2 of these through nasa, both times i proposed with a team of 3 or 4 people who’ve done substantial prior work for nasa. a proposal usually takes 100-150 man hours to put together.

I’m sure there are other routes but sbir is definitely the most straightforward.


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5 responses

26 03 2009

Ever thought of setting up a paypal button? Probably wouldn’t provide all the funding you need but it might help with some of the smaller stuff.

26 03 2009

I got as far as a donate button on the repository:

I haven’t figured how to add that button on (which doesn’t support plugins I discovered yesterday)

26 03 2009

Done. I added a pledgie donate link on right sidebar.

26 03 2009

It looks like, to do PayPal, you need to install the AdSense Deluxe WordPress plugin, then instert the button code into the AdSense block. A bit convoluted.

26 03 2009

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